Oct. 15, 2020
Contact: Liz McCune, 573-882-6212, McCuneE@missouri.edu
The University of Missouri will begin asking all students, faculty, staff and visitors to verify they’ve completed their required daily symptom monitoring by presenting the #CampusClear symptom-checker app before entering select facilities on campus.
MU began requiring students, faculty and staff to complete a daily symptom checklist in August as students returned to campus for the fall semester. Now, university will begin phasing in the new requirement that individuals show their #CampusClear “Good to Go!” screen or have their symptoms checked at Ellis Library and MizzouRec beginning Monday, Oct. 19. The university will add additional locations in the coming weeks.
“We want to thank our campus community for their diligence in helping Mizzou curb the number of active COVID-19 cases,” said Mark Diedrich, UM System director of emergency management. “Taking a moment to monitor your own health and symptoms is an important step in preventing the spread of the virus among our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Checking in with campus community members in high-traffic areas will ensure individuals are following through with this key step.”
In addition to these new health monitoring stations, faculty are encouraged to remind students at the beginning of class to complete the symptom monitoring with the #CampusClear app. This practice, along with monitoring stations, will further reinforce valuable habits that help protect the health and safety of the campus community.
Anyone unable to download and use the app will be asked to complete a manual screening at certain on-campus locations. The screening will include taking temperatures and a verbal confirmation that the individual has no close contacts with the virus nor symptoms associated with COVID-19. Those using #CampusClear will need to show their “Good to Go!” screen to indicate they’ve been cleared for campus before entering the facility.
“Requiring symptom monitoring before individuals can enter busy campus facilities is one way we can keep our campus community safe and prevent the transmission of COVID-19,” said Gary Ward, vice chancellor for Operations. “We’re committed to protecting the health and well-being of anyone on our campus.”
Since its peak of active COVID-19 cases among students occurred on Sept. 5, the university has reduced the number active cases by about 90%. As of yesterday, Oct. 14, the university had 70 active cases.
As always, anyone on campus should maintain social distancing, wear face coverings, wash their hands and follow other Show Me Renewal precautions in addition to self-monitoring for symptoms.
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